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Sunless Tanning

For That Just off the Beach Look

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Sunless tanning is all about that beach life…while also trying to take care of our skin.

Norvell is the front runner in sunless technology and high science. Norvell creates its Just off the Beach color while transforming the notions of “orange” and “odd” into “natural” and “hip”. Norvell tirelessly tests every aspect of the sunless market, from technique, skin typing, and preparation to skin maintenance.

How Does Sunless Tanning Work?  The main active ingredient in sunless tanner is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is nothing more than a simple sugar. This ingredient works by a chemical reaction in the outermost layer of the skin to produce a natural looking tan. 

Norvell formulates a vast array of sunless solutions. Some solutions are “clear” which means there are no immediate visual results, while most solutions requested contain cosmetic bronzers for an instant visual result. Similar to the effect of makeup, cosmetic bronzers are used to add immediate color to the skin, evening out tones and hiding Imperfections. The science behind cosmetic bronzers is to create beautiful immediate color. This color is only temporary and will wash off during your first shower.  DHA is the clear ingredient that can take up to 24 hours to fully develop into the end result of your glowing tan.


All of your tanning services will be provided by a Norvell certified sunless tanning artist.

*This sunless tanning product does not contain sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.*


 BEFORE Your Sunless Tanning Service

  • EXFOLIATION! For clients who tend to develop a streaky tan when exposed to DHA, the skin has too many dead skin cells. The best way to counteract this result is to exfoliate and moisturize 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem areas. Pre-session exfoliation is the first step to achieving flawless spray tanning results.

  • Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, or in shower moisturizers for the entire 24 hours before your treatment.

  • Wax or shave at least 48 hours prior to treatment. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if not adhered to.


DAY OF Your Sunless Tanning Service -

  • Wear dark loose clothing. Tight clothing or underwear may cause marks. Wear shoes that slide on or are loose fitting.

  • Don’t create a sunless barrier by applying anything to the skin such as  lotions, creams or perfumes prior to your session.

  • Even use deodorant sparingly.

  • Don’t wear any makeup to your sunless tan appointment, if unavoidable, remove prior to your spray tan.

    • Please note: The product applied to your skin during your sunless tanning experience may have instant cosmetic bronzers.  This color is only temporary and will wash off during your first shower.  DHA is a clear ingredient that can take up to 24 hours to fully  develop to the end result of your glowing tan.

AFTER Your Sunless Tanning Service -

  • Refrain from showering as long as possible, ideally for 24 hours. As with all DHA products, sunless color begins showing development approximately 4 hours post application and continues to darken for up to 24 hours.

  • Avoid sweating and don’t exercise or swim for the first 24 hours after your sunless tan treatment.

  • If you must shower before the 24 hours has lapsed, do so using a warm water rinse only.  Do not use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or a loofah.  Showering prior to 24 hours may lessen the overall result of your tan.

  • Pat dry and use aftercare products including moisturizers and gradual tanners after your first shower to extend the life of your tan.

  • Moisturizing daily ensures long lasting results that fade evenly.

  • Long exposure to water and sweating from exercise will fade your  tan.

    • Note :Chlorine can cause premature fading of sunless results

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Full Body Sunless Tan Session - $40

Legs Only Sunless Tan Session - $25

*We do not recommend booking this service same day as skin preparation is needed prior to your sunless tanning session.  For this reason, online booking of this service will not be available.  Please contact the salon to schedule*

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